scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Opinion - CS/BS Program/Training Failure
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG
Wed Nov 24 1999 - 14:35:11 CST
On Wed, 24 Nov 1999, Anthony Mako wrote:
> <Bill Smith wrote>
> Webelos leaders return from a troop visit complaining of being ignored or
> And please don't blame the Boy Scout program for the failings of SOME
Seems to me there's enough "blame" to go around. Sometimes it's 60/40,
others, it's 40/60.
I suspect a great deal of the bottom line can be attributed to a lack of
communication -- in the original meaning-- more than anything else. You
can sit here and talk all day, but if you're not speaking my language,
we're not communicating. Both sides could be perfectly happy, mind, but
still unaware of what the other is meaning by the sounds uttered (like
the time my husband's aunt and I enjoyed an hour of conversation, her in
Hindi, me in English, to the entertainment of her husband who speaks both
and KNEW we were having two completely separate conversations!)
Boy Lead/Boy Run -- Boy Scout leaders may know what it means, but what
a Cub parents thinks it means is "Little Johnny gets the title but Mr. Ed
does the work."
Parent involvement -- BSA def: we need parents to do things it's not
legal to let the boys do (drive, write checks etc). Cub def: I have to
learn all this merit badge stuff so I can sign off on it.